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HOMELESSNess PREVENTION Services

Housing Locator
The objective of this program is to assist individuals and families living in the community to access needed resources in order to prevent an initial occurrence or a re-occurrence of homelessness, thus increasing neighborhood stabilization. In FY08, HOW linked 77 low-income households to affordable housing through the Housing Locator program.


Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing/Housing
Inspection and Location Program

HOW was recently awarded an Economic Stimulus Grant to provide vital homeless prevention, housing relocation and housing counseling services for precariously housed individuals and families citywide. In partnership with Lakeside CDC, HOW will ensure that individuals and families who are struggling to maintain their current housing receive credit and budget counseling, short-term financial assistance, and/or affordable housing relocation services to avoid homelessness altogether. Stipends go towards rent, utilities, moving expenses and storage fees. HOW’s Prevention efforts will assist more than 200 households gain or retain safe, independent, affordable housing in the coming year.



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